Happy (late) 80th, Ron Wilson! (British biologist)
From Lenona@21:1/5 to All on Tue Jan 26 13:29:34 2021
His birthday was on the 23rd. He lives in Weedon, Northamptonshire, England.
Not to be confused with the Toronto biologist. Or the Marvel Comics artist.
From Contemporary Authors:
Sir Harry Smith Community College, Cambridgeshire, teacher and head of biology department, 1963-74; Everdon Field Centre, Northamptonshire, England, director and head teacher, beginning 1974. Secretary and editor, Daventry Methodist Church Council,
Wilson said: "...Perhaps one of the most challenging topics has been an assignment that I have recently undertaken. I was approached by the World Education Service to write some environmental studies material that could be used in various parts of the
world by parents who have to educate their own children. These are many English parents who find themselves sent to a foreign land as part of their jobs. In many isolated places there are no schools, and in the project we want them to become involved
with the world around them where they are. This is challenging, because there is such a diversity of situation in which the parents find themselves.
"The books that I have written are all nonfiction. Some are aimed at children, some at adults, and some can be used by both. In titles like the Nature Detective's Notebook, the book is practical and encourages the child to do things. The series of four
young naturalists books which I am working on at the moment will tell children about specific areas--e.g., woodland, hedgerows, etc.--and then they will be able to discover and find out more about their own particular habitats.
"Sometime--perhaps in the future--I might be able to produce some fictional books. I did write a children's novel, but it has never reached the booksellers' shelves!"
WRITINGS BY THE AUTHOR:
Useful Addresses for Science Teachers, Edward Arnold, 1968, 2nd edition, 1974. Collins Nature Quiz Book (juvenile), Collins, 1968, 2nd edition, 1970.
Nature in Your Town (juvenile), 2 volumes, Crusade Against All Cruelty to Animals, 1970.
Making a Collection (juvenile), School Natural Science Society, 1970. Investigating Living Things (juvenile), Macmillan, 1970.
London Quiz Book (juvenile), Target, 1974.
Nature Detective's Notebook (juvenile; illustrated by Susan Edwards; Bookworm Bookclub choice), Knight, 1979.
Vanishing Species, Albany, 1979.
How the Body Works (juvenile), Larousse, 1979.
Wild Flowers, Albany, 1979.
The Hedgerow Book (Readers Union/Country Book Club choice), David & Charles, 1979.
The Back Garden Wildlife Sanctuary Book (Book Club Associates main book choice), Astragel, 1979, Penguin, 1981.
A Year in the Countryside, Artworks, 1979.
The Life of Plants (juvenile), Ward Lock, 1980.
How Plants Grow (juvenile), Larousse, 1980.
(With Pat Lee) Marshland World, Sterling, 1982.
The Urban Dweller's Wildlife Companion, illustrated by John Heritage, Blandford (Poole, UK), 1983.
Mice, A. & C. Black, 1984.
Creatures of the Night, Fieldway Press, 1984.
Hypsilophodon, illustrated by Doreen Edwards, Rourke Enterprises (Vero Beach, FL), 1984.
Ichthyosaurus, illustrated by Doreen Edwards, Rourke Enterprises (Vero Beach, FL), 1984.
Pteranodon, Rourke Enterprises (Vero Beach, FL), 1984.
Allosaurus, illustrated by Doreen Edwards, Rourke Enterprises (Vero Beach, FL), 1984.
Diplodocus, illustrated by Doreen Edwards, Rourke Enterprises (Vero Beach, FL), 1984.
Woolly Mammoth, illustrated by Doreen Edwards, Rourke Enterprises (Vero Beach, FL), 1984.
Mice, Black (London, UK), 1984.
Honeybees, illustrated by Jana aStefkova, Young Library (London, UK), 1984. Ladybirds, illustrated by Jana aStefkova, Young Library (London, UK), 1984. Butterflies, illustrated by Jana aStefkova, Young Library (London, UK), 1984. One Hundred Dinosaurs from A to Z, illustrated by Cecilia Fitzsimmons, Grosset & Dunlap (New York, NY), 1986.
The New Dictionary of Dinosaurs, illustrated by Cecilia Fitzsimmons, Grafton (London, UK), 1986.
Discovering Nature in Your Town, Humane Education Centre (UK), 1986.
Things to See and Do in Winter, Young Library (London, UK), 1986.
Things to See and Do in Spring, Young Library (London, UK), 1986.
Things to See and Do in Summer, Young Library (London, UK), 1986.
Things to See and Do in Autumn, Young Library (London, UK), 1986.
Prayerful Thoughts From Nature, McCrimmons (UK), 1988.
Starting From a Walk, Trentham (UK), 1988.
The Nature Puzzle Book, Hippo (UK), 1990.
Country Air: Winter and Spring, illustrated by Isobel Norris, Book Castle (Dunstable, UK), 1992.
Country Air: Summer and Autumn, illustrated by Isobel Norris, Book Castle (Dunstable, UK), 1992.
(Editor) A History of the Methodist Churches in the Rugby and Daventry Circuit, Rugby and Daventry Circuit of the Methodist Church (Rugby, UK), 1993.
Out for the Day in the East Midlands: A Comprehensive Guide to Recreational Activities in the East Midlands, Meridian (Warley, UK), 1994.
(Compiler and Editor) The Things They Say, illustrated by Claire Curtis, Wild Boar Books (UK), 1995.
Norfolk in the Four Seasons, drawings by Robert Yaxley, Larks Press (Dereham, UK), 1995.
Everdon Stubbs, Wild Boar (Daventry, UK), 1995.
(Editor) Walks Around Everdon, prepared by Malcolm Ogle, Wild Boar (Daventry, UK), 1996, revised as Around Everdon, 1996.
The Wild Garden Book, (part of the six volume educational series, Collins Pathways), Collins Educational (London, UK), 1996.
Daventry Country Park Through the Seasons, illustrated by Colin Tidbury, cover drawing by John Heritage, Wild Boar (Daventry, UK), 1997.
(Editor with Rosie Edwards) Literacy Through the Environment: A Compilation of Ideas for Incorporating Literacy Into Educational Work in the Environment, National Association of Field Studies Officers (Peterborough, UK), 1999.
Churches In and Around Daventry, foreword by Paul Barber, Troubadour (Market Harborough, UK), 1999.
"A Field Approach to Biology" series; juvenile; all published by Heinemann in 1974:
Teacher's Guide; Unit 1: Playing Field; Unit 2: Freshwater; Unit 3: Hedgerows; Unit 4: Disturbed Areas